Botanical Name: Curcuma longa
Turmeric, as a spice needs no introduction in India. In its powder form turmeric or haldi, as it is known in Hindi, adds colour and flavor to our food on day to day basis. Turmeric, botanically Curcuma longa, is originally from India; but is now cultivated in various other countries as well. The dried rhizomes of the plant are used by manufacturers to obtain powder, oil and oleoresin of turmeric. Turmeric oleoresin finds usage in pickles, mayonnaise, butter, cheese and non-alcoholic beverages. Turmeric, due to its medicinal properties, further finds usage in the making of medicinal products. It is also used in cosmetics industries. For more on turmeric, contact essential oil suppliers and exporters.